Happy National Hot Dog Day Wienervention!

On the grill

Is your mottos “don’t ask, don’t tell” when it comes to hot dog ingredients? Yes, is my embarrassed response. My backup motto is probably, “hope for the best!” But that’s not much better.


Applegate had a wienervention this week with us – we were wienervened, one could say. To get us to clean up our act, Applegate stepped in to help, sending us a supply of their hot dogs, the cleaner wieners (seriously, I could go on forever with this theme) that contain only beef, water, salt, and spices. What our old hot dog contained was probably the stuff of horror stories passed along by fourth graders.

They didn’t stop with the hot dogs, probably because they knew the buns I used to serve were almost as shameful. I don’t serve my kids white bread, yet I used to buy the most nutritiously deficient white bread buns on the market. I don’t know. It was a comfort food? It’s time to turn this thing around for National Hot Dog Day (today)!

Wienervention Kit

Applegate rolled out the fancy picnic blanket for us this week and we had the tastiest barbeque of the summer. We’ve been converted. We buy Applegate and other organic meat products for other meals, but hot dogs remained our low end item that I buried in our shopping cart. We’ll always buy Applegate hot dogs from now on, not only because we know they are made of only good stuff, but because they taste good, too. I will never buy the crappy hot dog buns again either. Rudi’s buns were much more hearty and they make a gluten-free version, too.


We have no shame about eating hot dogs now! Thank you Applegate!

Want to win a year’s supply of Applegate hot dogs? Tweet or post photos tagged with #wienervention to be entered to win a huge supply of cleaner wieners! More details and a coupon are on the Applegate website

  1. July 31, 2014
    • July 31, 2014
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